BMT Nigel Gee’s SWATH catamaran concept to debut at Monaco Yacht Show

‘Project L3’, the latest semi-SWATH catamaran innovative concept yacht design from superyacht naval archtirect BMT Nigel Gee and styled by Rob McPherson, will be introduced at the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show.

The 85-metre hull allows for entertainment and living areas similar to land-based architecture and includes some unique features such as the main accommodation opening straight onto the pool courtyard.

The sun deck sports an open-air fire pit surrounded by generous loungers which give perfect viewing for the giant drop-down cinema screen, a feature that envisaged as being the main focus of evening entertainment. The large beam of the catamaran also allows for storage of an oversized tender including an offshore racing cat and a two-man seaplane. Once deployed, these can be moored against a number of fold-down/extendable beach decks giving easy access to the water.

Propulsion options investigated include conventional diesel engines which would provide a top speed of 20 knots, and a CODAG (COmbined Diesel And Gas turbine) which would deliver in excess of 40 knots.

“Gentle flowing lines which have a sense of urgency about them have been combined with a bold colour choice to ensure that this 85m, high performance catamaran makes a statement in the harbour!,” said James Roy, Design Director at BMT.

BMT Nigel Gee’s SWATH catamaran concept to debut at Monaco Yacht Show

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